5 Home Safety Tips for the Elderly
As we get older, our physical abilities are not as strong as they were when we were in our 20s and 30s. If you have senior loved ones who are in their 60s and beyond, it is good that you understand they are now more fragile and need assistance. Accidents like falls, burns, and poisoning are becoming frequent. Here are some ways for you to keep them safe in your own homes:
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Care First Resources services are for free and always will be!. Please call us at 916.621.3311 or visit our website at http://www.carefirstresources.net/ to know more about us. We look forward to helping you have great days ahead!
Have old prescription medications lying around your house? Not sure how to safely dispose of them?
Bring your questions and forms to a one-on-one 20 minute session with a professional from the Sacramento Social Security branch. Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 3pm-4pm at 6724 6th St, Rio Linda, CA 95673-3451.
You can make an appointment by stopping by the Rio Linda Library or calling Sacramento Public Library (916-264-2700) and asking to speak with the Rio Linda Library; but drop ins are welcome if space is available.
Care First Resources is a Sacramento Based Senior Referral Agency. We are proud to announce the addition of a new service for Seniors in the area: Geriatric Care Management . As a Geriatric Care Manager, we have the experience to work with Seniors and their families, to assist with overseeing and managing the individuals care needs.
We now provide support through the following areas:
Hospital Discharge: This service assists with navigating the hospital discharge, bringing your loved one home, designing services and obtaining resources for after-care, and care management to prevent re-hospitalizations. We assist with Medication Management, dietary changes, caregiver scheduling, home health and hospice services, attend follow up appointments and monitoring of recovery.
Care Plan Development and Monitoring: Seniors living alone or away from family often need support but don't know where or how to receive it, unless an emergency arises. Care First Resources provides that piece of mind, knowing someone is checking in on them on a regular basis, monitoring for changes in health or decline, following up on home management services (private caregivers, yard maintenance, bill paying), and of course, support when and if a health crisis arrives. This is a great way for distant family members to have peace of mind, knowing that someone is checking on their loved one and keeping them in the "loop" as things arise.
Vacation Care: So many families take care of their aging or chronically ill loved ones. At Care First Resources, we understand the need for a vacation. We provide coverage for family caregivers when they have to (or want to) leave town. This is usually short term coverage and can assist with continuity of care while you are away.
In Home Care and Placement Services: As a reminder, we offer complementary (FREE!) assessments for families seeking in home care or placement services. We provide a short evaluation and assist you in determining what service might be most appropriate and help you navigate the process of selecting the right service agency or facility.
For more information on these services, please call Rebecca at 916-298-4030 or the office at 916-621-3311
Get Your Guts in GearCharity Poker Run
Rebecca Johnson for Honorary Mayor of Carmichael
to benefit the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation & the Carmichael Chamber of Commerce
Friday, October 6, 2017
Poker Run- 10am
Health & Vendor Fair/ Car Show 2pm-5pm at the Carmichael Elks
Raffle, Food and Music RSVP or Become a Vendor Here
Poker run cost: $20 includes Poker Hand, Food & Beverages & goodies at each stop and Entry into the Door Prize Drawing
Prizes for the Top 3 Hands
All Street Legal "Gears" Welcome- Motorcycles, Jeeps, Cars, Trucks, bicycles,
Purchase Additional Hands at $10 each
Car/Bike show Registration $10 - Voting Begins at 2pm and Winners announced at 5pm
Health Fair / Vendors $50 and a raffle donation
Registration Begins at 7144 Fair Oaks Blvd. at 10am
Winners announced at 4pm at the Carmichael Elks Lodge
Presented by Rebecca Johnson, Care First Resources
CONTACT: Rebecca Johnson 916-298-4030
Rebecca Johnson, Care Coordinator at Care First Resources, in Sacramento has been nominated and is running for the Honorary Mayor position through the Carmichael Chamber of Commerce. This is a FUNraiser for the Carmichael Chamber and for the Crohn's and Colits Foundation of Northern Ca.
Rebecca is hosting 2 events to raise money for her race (Every dollar equals a vote):
Mayoral Mingle: September 20, 5:30pm-7:30pm at Oakmont of Carmichael. Tickets are $20- Network and mingle with the candidates while enjoying food, beverages and music!
Charity Poker Run and Health Fair/Car Show: October 6: 10am-2pm is the "Get Your Guts in Gear" Charity Poker Run to various Assisted Living and Senior Care businesses in the Carmichael Area, followed by a Health and Vendor Fair and Car Show from 2pm-5pm in Carmichael.
Want to get involved? Call Rebecca Johnson at 916-298-4030.
Join us on Facebook for an online support group for Adult Children of Aging Parents! This group was founded by Care First Resources, and is geared towards helping the public find answers about their loved one's care. Members can ask questions, get feedback from other members and discuss hot topics relating to aging. They can offer support and ideas in a way that is safe and comfortable, from their phone, tablet or computer.
To Join the Sacramento Support Group for Adult Children of Aging Parents, click on this link and sign into Facebook!
Care First Resources in Carmichael, CA, has announced their "A Bag of Hope" Project helping seniors and homeless in the greater Sacramento Area.
What is "A Bag of Hope?", you might ask. Well, it's a bright orange, light weight bag that we have filled with resources and items, to bring a little bit of hope to someone's day.
We have an array of items ranging from pens and paper tablets to snacks, bottled water, soap and shampoo, razors, socks etc.
We are starting this project with just 100 bags of hope. We have already had several organizations and individuals reach out to us and offer hand sanitizers, travel toiletries and other basics. While we are not a "Non-Profit" organization, we felt that giving just something as simple as some bare necessities, was something we could offer those those in need.
Keep your eyes open and if you see "A Bag of Hope" in the community, let us know! If you would like to know more about this project or would like to contribute, please reach out to us at 916-621-3311.
Have a Hope Filled Day!
Care First Resources
Care First Resources provides senior resources to families in the Greater Sacramento, Yolo, Placer and El Dorado Counties.